May 8, 1990
Henry Yuzuru Sugimoto—a noted artist whose paintings chronicled the immigrant experience, including the time he and his family spent in internment camps in southern Arkansas during World War II—died, after having lived the last twenty years of his life in Harlem, New York, working as an artist and fabric designer. He continued to paint until his death. His works are included in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California. One of his most famous works is When Can We Go Home?, which portrays a Japanese mother and daughter surrounded by scenes of the relocation camp.